From Deep in the
Heart of Texas
Nintendo Psych Rock Songwriter, Ty Richards, brings a Hurricane of Artistry
PureVolume said he is “both futuristic and vintage all at once”. They call him “Beck Zeppelin” and describe his music as trippy and addictive. “If Queens of the Stone Age and Devo made a baby,” one fan said.
Ty Richards is a DIY recording artist and multi-instrumentalist based in Austin, Texas. He is known for writing, performing, producing, recording, mixing and even releasing his own music.
Despite living in the “Live Music Capital of the World” he is unabashedly not a touring artist. He prides himself in raising his six children and running his design shop from home.
Richards’ has a stream-of-consciousness approach and rarely pre-writes songs before recording. His music is catchy but experimental, and filled with satire relating to American culture in the school of bands like Frank Zappa and DEVO.
After his debut record, “Zillion”, broke top 40 on the NACC 200 charts, his pair of albums made their way into rotation on over 80 stations internationally. One month after the release, Richards was even dubbed KUTX 98.9 Austin’s “Artist of the Month” during SXSW.
After Ty’s second studio album release, “Welcome to Flat Earth”, and after 3+ months of heavy rotation of his single “Western Chauvinist”, Richards’ music was suddenly banned from KUTX. They lied and attempted to coerce him to publicly explain and apologize for the song in exchange for restoring his airtime. In typical punk rock fashion, Richards gave them the proverbial middle finger and blasted the art censorship publicly. He was quickly blacklisted from all Austin clubs, and dropped by his publicist and all media contacts.
Ty Richards is currently working on his 3rd studio album, and has taken his Austin music industry social-shaming as a license to think, speak, and create even more freely. He encourages other musicians and music-lovers to do the same.